I found the coolest thing in Las Vegas! My husband had the honor of opening for Louie Anderson in Las Vegas again the other night. In conversation, Louie mentioned “the sign bone yard“. Although we knew that it was not open on Sundays, we drove around the not-so-tourist-friendly streets of north downtown looking for the place where relics of old vegas go to rest in peace. We knew we found it when we rounded the corner and saw a small swarm of hipster kids with cameras standing on fire hydrants and peering over fences. In a city that sometimes seems void of any real culture these pilgrims had made the trek to get a peak at these colorful pieces of steel history. Each iconic piece of design seams to smile at you with it’s own interesting story.
As I mentioned, the sign museum was actually closed, so the pictures that I am posting today represent my most guerilla photog work to date. Most were taken by sticking my hand through a small crack in the fence and clicking away without actually looking through my camera. For the wide shots of the whole yard I climbed up to a balcony of a neighboring apartment building. A design blogger has to do what she has to do.
If you are in Las Vegas visit The Neon Museum. I have heard that the tours are great. Although I didn’t get to go on a tour I am inspired to donate to their nonprofit cause and help save these amazing pieces of art.